I spent most of this week at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, which had some beautiful subjects for my camera. Wednesday’s hike was an adventure in going the wrong direction and yet seeing so many beautiful reflections.
Spring is just showing up here, as you can tell by the “spring greens” in this shot. That lumpy bit in the lower right corner is two turtles “sharing” a small bit of land amid the water, and they were both enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine.
This is a bald cypress tree, surrounded by the “knees” it has sent up through the swamp water to the surface. They are really creepy but cool things.
This was probably my last hike in the true Southern forest this year, as I’m heading up the coast and out of the South. It’s been an interesting three months or so, and I know I’ll be back to explore more in future.
Seems fitting to end with a quotation from one of my favorite Southern writers…
The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.